Greensboro, Vermont, New England USA

About Greensboro, Vermont

Orleans County
Chartered: August 20, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 25,311 Acres = 39.55 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 131* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 34′ W 72°18′
Altitude: 1,463 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 762 [ Population Rank: 186* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 19.3 [ Density Rank: 196* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Greensboro’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

The first named grantee was Harris Colt of Lyme, Connecticut, who had captained a company under Washington’s command. He and his associates had petitioned for the town in March of 1780, and the following November the Legislature made the grant, directing that the charter be issued under the name of Coltkiln (sometimes rendered incorrectly as Colt Hill, for example in Child’s Gazetteer).

Meanwhile, between the granting and the chartering, one of the other grantees, Timothy Green, was charged with printing counterfeit Vermont bills of credit. Green and his son, Timothy Jr., originally had come to Vermont from New London, Connecticut. In peacetime the father was a printer by trade, a descendant of Samuel Green of Cambridge, Massachusetts, generally considered to have been the second printer in New England. After moving to Vermont, Timothy Sr. was for a time one of the two official state printers. The records of the Governor and Council show the counterfeiting charge was brought to that body on June 13, 1781. Green and the other men who were thought to be involved were arrested the next day, and on the 15th they were acquitted. It seems that one Chaffee and a “printer’s boy” who worked for Green were the real culprits. The next time Green’s name appears in the record is on August 20th, when the new town that had been granted as Coltkiln was suddenly and without any explanation chartered as Greensboro. Of course, the evidence is only circumstantial, but one does wonder if the name change was by way of being an oblique apology to Green for the false accusation against him.

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Greensboro
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Greensboro Historical Society

Orleans County Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 802-748-8141

Town Clerk: Valdine Hall PO Box 119 Greensboro, VT 05841
802-533-2911
M-Th 9-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : St. Michael
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Methodist : Greensboro Bend UMC (Greensboro Bend)

Schools

Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union 802-472-6531
Lakeview Union School 802-533-7066

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn’t even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in “You can’t get there from here”).

Craftsbury

Glover

Wolcott

Wheelock

Greensboro

Hardwick

Walden

Stannard

Utilities

Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont’s only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Hardwick Electric Department 802-472-5201
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

1922 year book Greensboro High School North Carolina  picture

1922 year book Greensboro High School North Carolina

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2003 Greensboro Academy Greensboro North Carolina Yearbook  picture

2003 Greensboro Academy Greensboro North Carolina Yearbook

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1940 OCT 3 GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS NEWSPAPER -BRITISH CLAIM MAJOR SUCCESS- NP 6029 picture

1940 OCT 3 GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS NEWSPAPER -BRITISH CLAIM MAJOR SUCCESS- NP 6029

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Vintage Matted Print: Educational Day Greensboro NC Centennial 1808 - 1908 picture

Vintage Matted Print: Educational Day Greensboro NC Centennial 1808 - 1908

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1972 Greater Greensboro Golf Decanter - Ezra Brooks - 24K Gold Hand Decorated picture

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